First published in The Age on July 27, 2008
Never-say-die Tigers pip Lions
RICHMOND last night staged a never-say-die last quarter to post a thrilling victory over the Brisbane Lions and keep its finals hopes alive.
The Tigers came from 25 points down at three-quarter-time – after doing their best to throw away the match in a turnover-riddled third term – to pull off a spectacular three-point win at Telstra Dome.
The much-maligned Joel Bowden, who had been consigned to the reserves earlier in the season, was the hero in the end with three final-quarter goals.
The last, his fourth for the match, was a set shot from 40 metres on a tricky angle that was the matchwinner, putting the Tigers ahead by four points with 22 seconds to play.
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